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McKissack was among the most prolific children's authors on African-American history and lore.

Remembering Patricia McKissack '75, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Teacher

April 11, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Patricia McKissack (MA ’75), an internationally acclaimed children's book author and teacher whose more than 100 books helped fill a need for children's literature for minorities. McKissack was named Outstanding Alumna in 2005, received an honorary doctorate in 2010 and served on the School of Education advisory board. Her legacy lives on in countless classrooms across the country.

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Alumni Association Announces 2017 Award Winners

April 11, 2017

The Webster University Alumni Association has announced Marilynne Bradley, Vanessa Cooksey, Adam Neal, Emily Hencken-Ritter and Christopher Dietrich as recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumna or alumnus from each school or college who has achieved outstanding success and recognition in their profession and/or voluntary service.

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Webster Alumna, Doctoral Student Wins Teacher of the Year

April 07, 2017

Webster University alumna and current doctoral student Katherine Luh has been recognized as Teacher of the Year at Hodge Elementary School in the Fox C-6 School District. When asked what she teaches, she often replies, “I teach children to love and make music.” This love of music and dedication to share that love of music with her students is evident in everything she does. She believes children learn best using familiar music and easily accessible instruments.

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Seven Students Awarded Professional Membership Fees

March 27, 2017

The Career Planning & Development Center’s Spring 2017 Professional Association Membership Program (ProAMP) awarded seven students representing all five colleges and schools with membership fees to the professional association of their choice. Recipients chose to become student members of the Advertising Club of Greater Saint Louis, AIGA, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Information Systems Security Association, and the International Studies Association.

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Urban Education Expert Keynotes Webster Education Conference

March 24, 2017

The Webster University School of Education welcomes H. Richard Milner IV, endowed chair of urban education at University of Pittsburgh and editor-in-chief of "Urban Education," as a keynote speaker for its annual conference, "Equity in Education: Creating Voice and Choice for Social Justice." The event on April 8 is open to the public and includes an alumni reception.

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Webster in the news

In the News: School of Ed ranking; Alakoc on terror threats; Chess in Biz Journal

March 17, 2017

International Relations assistant professor Burcu Pinar Alakoc was interviewed on KMOX about security threats, the Final Four-bound chess team and coaches were highlighted by the St. Louis Business Journal, and Webster's state rankings among schools of education was mentioned on St. Louis Public Radio and in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Graduate student Sepideh Shirafkan and professor Deborah Stiles

Educational, School Psychology Faculty, Students Present Research

March 16, 2017

Students and faculty in Webster University’s Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs have added to a growing list of publications and academic presentations over the last few weeks at conferences in New York and New Orleans, with topics including the impact of Ferguson on schools and youth suicide prevention.

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The students, part of the Provost's Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Grant program, also presented their findings at Webster's Research Across Disciplines conference in December 2016.

Grant Recipients in History, Politics, Education Present Colonial Research

March 01, 2017

Students majoring in History, Politics and Secondary Social Studies Education who participated in the colonial Tidewater, Virginia, field-based course in Summer 2016 presented at the Missouri Council for Social Studies state conference this month. These students, with faculty mentor Ted Green, were participants in the Provost's Student/Faculty Research Grant program and also presented at Webster's December 2016 Research Across Disciplines.

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The captioned videos feature Webster students sharing their online experiences in Webster degree programs.

Testimonial Videos Highlight Online Student, Blended Learning Experience

February 14, 2017

The Online Learning Center has created video testimonials featuring fully online graduate students and blended program learners discussing their experiences taking Webster University courses and programs online. The testimonials provide a range of perspectives for current and prospective students and are available for use in promotional or educational purposes.

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GLIMPSE Highlights Stories from Geneva to St. Louis, L.A. to Bucharest

February 01, 2017

The latest issue of GLIMPSE, the Webster University alumni digital publication, includes a story on alumni entrepreneurs, a profile of multigenerational Webster families and a look at what it's like touring in a Broadway show. From Geneva to St. Louis, L.A. to Bucharest, check out and share these Webster stories.

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FDC Monthly Faculty Writing Hours for Spring

January 18, 2017

The Faculty Development Center invites all part-time and full-time faculty to participate in monthly writing hours in the FDC Suite, a quiet space designated for faculty use. All are welcome, and coffee and tea will be provided. Click through to view the Writing Hours schedule for Spring 2017. In addition, the Library and the FDC will offer a full-day writing retreat on March 31.

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December Toast

Snapshots: December Toast to Mid-Year Grads

December 22, 2016

The 5th annual December Toast: A Celebration of Our Mid-Year Graduates was held Friday, Dec. 16, in the Community Music School Concert Hall. President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster and the deans from each of the schools offered congratulations and remarks to the graduates. Charlie Hahn, vice president of Advancement, welcomed the newest alumni to the Alumni Association, which was founded by a small group of Webster graduates in 1923 to maintain a connection between Webster alumni and their alma mater.

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